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Historic Downtown Charleston Hotels and Attractions

There are tons of great old historical attractions in downtown Charleston. The city was founded in the late 1600s and has a rich history. Charleston was shelled during the American revolution, was home to many pirates, and the Civil War started right in Charleston harbor. There are tons of great historical sites and antebellum houses in downtown Charleston as a legacy to the town’s long history. Make sure to check out all the great historical attractions when you stay at the French Quarter Inn. The French Quarter Inn is a boutique Charleston hotel located in the French Quarter of downtown Charleston. Their first-class accommodations and amenities are some of the best in Charleston.  The French Quarter Inn has even been named one of the best Charleston hotels by Condé Nast and other publications.

Make sure when you are checking out the great historical attractions in downtown Charleston, to check out The Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon. The Old Exchange is located just a short walk from the French Quarter Inn and holds a special place in the history of Charleston. The Exchange was built in 1767 as a center for Charleston shipping industry and a place where businessmen could do public and private business. The building became a major landmark and was used a customhouse, mercantile exchange, and military prison during various historical events.  The Declaration of Independence was read from the balcony outside the Exchange, and slaves were also sold from there. The South Carolina Legislature used the building to ratify the constitution and dozens of British Soldiers were housed in the prison barracks. The Exchange was badly damaged in the Civil War but was repaired afterwards.

Make sure to check out the Old Exchange for a piece of American history when you stay at the French Quarter Inn’s historic downtown Charleston hotels for your Charleston vacation.

Posted in News by French Quarter Inn on February 7, 2013

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